syn_ / Ryoichi Kurokawa

Abandoning humanism and aesthetics, syn_ explores abstract and musical patterns. In this work, simultaneity and synaesthesia – the correspondence of sensations and perceptions, such as sounds and colors, play masterfully on harmony and dissonance creating a show that many artists and avant-garde filmmakers – from Paul Klee and Norman MacLaren to Vassily Kandinsky had dreamed during the twentieth century, long before the appearance and the democratisation of digital technologies. syn_ offers the viewer what seem like snapshots into infinity, a chaotic glimpse, strobe-like and married to a shattering pulse of sound. The viewer can identify patterns, eyes, faces, even insects without ever being able to settle for one interpretation because of the pace that each image is displayed at. However, what at first might seem random reveals itself as a carefully orchestrated exploration of abstract and musical patterns.

“syn” means “together” or “with” or “integrate” in Greek. It means feeling many different things at the same time.

Credits:
Concept, direction, composition, programming: Ryoichi Kurokawa
Producer: Nicolas Wierinck
Production: Cimatics
Coproduction: Scopitone